What is Quantum Physics?

By Shweta

Everything in this world is either particle or wave. This is what we have been knowing since long. But the theory of Physics says that every object of this Universe has some wave elements and some particle elements.


Quantum Physics is an essential part of Physics which deals with atoms and photons. It explains the nature and behavior of matter and energy on atomic level. It was first introduced by German scientist Max Planck in 1900.

How does Quantum Physics work?

Quantum Physics is that part of modern Physics which explains the nature and behavior of matter on atomic and subatomic levels. It talks about the energy existing in each individual object of this Universe.
It is the high-level Physics topic with a lot of research going in the top universities of the world. The concept of Quantum Physics is expected to change the face of the world and our understanding of the universe.

How to become a Quantum Physicist?

Where to learn Quantum Physics?

The high-level topic like quantum physics can be studied by the people who have huge interest and passion in the subject. The quantum physics course will be in the postgraduate courses of physics and astrophysics.

The top universities of world offering courses in quantum physics are:

  • California Institute of Technology
  • Stanford University
  • Harvard University
  • University of Copenhagen
  • Princeton University

In India the given institutes offer courses in quantum physics:

These courses will be a part of postgraduate courses in Physics and Astrophysics. You can pursue doctoral in quantum physics.


In India, one can become a scientist or a professor after studying quantum physics. Outside India, the scope is even brighter and the pay package is really high for the researchers if quantum physics.

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